Thursday, November 13, 2008

Not A Lot To Say...

I Think The American People Are Finally ‘Over-Them’ - Part Two -
by The Old Hippie Because It Seems Most All Of Them Were Voted Out.
{-The Way Many Picture Me-}

I haven’t had a lot to say since the election.  Like most of the rest of the sane, rational, and reality-based, not only here in America, but all around the planet, we now watch, read, observe...  Probably many, like me, are admittedly a little stunned that the “good” actually prevailed over the “bad” in this historic, not to mention gratifying, election.

After the last eight years of the “bad” being ‘allowed’ to prevail over, and over, and over again, and insanely again - It’s not all that hard to understand why one like myself would be caught ‘a bit off-guard’ by the dimensions of this historic reversal, especially since it has happened within a so openly, (sneeringly,) manipulated, and controlled, (purposefully and efficiently,) dumb-downed nation.

Is it just me, or are the right’s whack-jobs now getting even wackier than they have been?

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The following is reprised and updated from an earlier posting...

If you do not understand that both major American parties, the Republicans and the Democrats, are to the right of the "lower 99.9%" of Americans’ wants and needs - The Republicans being obviously much-much further to the right than the Democrats - Then you are doomed to be manipulated - - - As you have been since before the Republican-era of the robber barons and their purposeful Great Depression, and more specifically since they put Reagan in the Oval office.

The last eight years have been a real “kick-in-the-teeth” lesson, haven't they?  For over 60 years after the Republicans last had power to steal the nation blind, during the robber barons era, the American people simply did not let them (the Republicans) have power again - But then, like so many peoples in history, their children and grandchildren “forgot”... Then the thieves of the-very-few got their sycophants back in power with the Reagan administration, and the cycle of robbing the nation blind began again, only this time the effects and affects of their greed had/has more than national consequences - They had/have global consequences - Environmentally in particular.

The damages caused by these past eight years of blatant, sneering, sociopathic greed by the Republicans-run-amok, is, in many areas, already beyond ‘mitigation,’ much less fixable.

The saddest part?  The very-few got the money, and they will again be “allowed” to keep it.  [Update: They still are stealing - The ‘bailout’ - Pay attention.]

If the nation survives, (and considering how successfully they've ‘dumbed-down’ the masses since Reagan, it is debatable,) I wonder how long it will be before the American people again ‘forget,’ and again ‘allow’ the Republicans to have uncontrolled [deregulated] control of the governmental structures, and uncontrolled [deregulated] access to the treasury, again?  Three generations?  Possibly two?  One?  Do you even care?

[Update: A quote, from Bob Cesca at the Huffington Post, today... Link to his article here.]

“Since their thumpin’ last week, the far-right has pushed the crazy to eleven and snapped the knob clean off -- an opening salvo of twisted hackery portending an insane four-to-eight years of attacks on the Obama administration.  If the last seven days have been any indication, the far-right is shaping up to make the 1990s seem quaint -- even erudite by comparison.  That which used to be your basic, off-the-shelf intellectual dishonesty has grown into, as Digby pointed out last week, full-on intellectual violence.”


At 11/14/2008 10:29 AM, Blogger Mr. Terwilliger said...

I have had the same dilemma. My daughter called me from Grant Park on election night. She is finally taking some interest in politics and government. For that I am happy. For the rest of what I see I am discouraged. On top of all the messes Bush/Cheney have wrought that we already know about, we will be finding more and more once they no longer can enforce their secrecy.

Nudging the pendulum to the left is not going to be enough. In some ways part of me wishes the election had been stolen, at least it would have triggered enough of a class war that people might have taken notice. Sadly though i have to keep reminding myself, almost 50% of Americans are of below average intelligence, and will always be that way.


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